Scorsese Gets Jacked By Nicholson

by | July 25, 2005 | Comments

When Jack Nicholson finished filming his role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster movie "The Departed," we hear his fellow cast and crewmembers breathed a collective sigh of relief. While various publications have reported the actor’s constant clowning and tinkering with the script, on-set omerta kept the true extent of Nicholson’s bizarro behavior under wraps until now.

In fact, studio sources say Nicholson went way beyond making occasional changes to the script, and would actually rewrite each day’s shoot — to the point where Scorsese was forced to shoot the actor’s doctored script before shooting his own version just to keep Nicholson happy.

But Scorsese wasn’t the only one subject to Nicholson’s eccentric rule, we hear. While filming in Boston, the notorious Lakers superfan banned all Celtics merchandise from the premises, a top-level production source says: “If he caught anyone wearing a Celtics T-shirt, he’d literally shut down the set. It was no joke,” says the source.

Despite his mercurial daytime manner, we hear the hard-partying 68-year-old still let it rip after dark, leaving his much younger co-stars in the dust as usual.

Asked about Nicholson’s antics, his agent, Sandy Bresler, said, “I have no idea. I wasn’t there,” and referred further questions to Scorsese’s publicist, who did not return phone calls or e-mails by press time.

Tag Cloud

Music Sci-Fi Hulu The CW Martial Arts Calendar Rock 2016 PBS ESPN Disney Channel Food Network BET CNN cops Schedule Fall TV Election Podcast PaleyFest Nickelodeon ITV X-Men IFC Superheroes Writers Guild of America DC Comics TV Land social media Tomatazos MTV Emmys President period drama Valentine's Day SundanceTV cooking TNT Trailer Netflix RT History Summer 007 Red Carpet Rocky Certified Fresh E! Teen FXX Thanksgiving Reality WGN GoT TV MSNBC Comedy Central discovery Fantasy Starz ABC Family Bravo Countdown Tumblr singing competition Animation OWN 24 frames Amazon LGBTQ travel Polls and Games A&E Showtime adventure Drama HBO Musicals cinemax Action sports science fiction Character Guide Mary Tyler Moore Marvel Comedy ABC Ghostbusters FOX Holidays Cosplay Watching Series Syfy Horror CBS Sneak Peek Box Office Comic Book VICE Toys war Logo VH1 Reality Competition Oscars TIFF 2015 Country Nat Geo Extras serial killer Freeform aliens comiccon Adult Swim CMT BBC America Mystery Lifetime Rom-Com TCM Video Games Kids & Family USA technology TCA TBS SDCC Cartoon Network Interview crime drama Pop Super Bowl Star Trek Grammys Crackle GLAAD Nominations Disney Awards Opinion Masterpiece Winners Best and Worst Winter TV dramedy History thriller police drama vampires boxoffice Biopics American Society of Cinematographers sitcom NYCC Photos BBC Spring TV biography Fox News harry potter Trivia TCA 2017 Premiere Dates Esquire TruTV Star Wars NBC CBS All Access Infographic APB 2017 Pirates Year in Review DirecTV politics Sundance El Rey Lionsgate crime thriller docudrama Exclusive Video diversity Marathons FX First Look Universal GIFs Set visit AMC